This subspecies is from Mozambique. It has a large tuberous root with many lax, variegated branches, like E. knuthii ssp. knuthii, but it does not produce rhizomes and the branches have 2 to 3 angles. When grown from either seedlings or cuttings, the plants have a single, albeit twisted, tuberous root crown. This is an excellent subject for bonsai culture as the plant endures severe pruning and it also makes a great hanging plant. These plants are rooted cuttings in 10-inch pots.